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The US Says Landmines are Horrific?So Why Won't It Ban Them?
April 19, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Wareham of Human Rights Watch discusses the US use of landmines and the possibility of the US joining the Mine Ban Treaty... Since antipersonnel landmines were banned by a majority of nations 15 years ago via an international treaty, their use even by those outside the t....... [more]

Lebanon parliament passes domestic violence law
April 2, 2014
Lebanon's parliament passed a law on Tuesday criminalizing domestic violence. The new law comes after a long campaign by woman's rights groups triggered by the death of multiple woman allegedly from abuse by their husbands. Such domestic violence sparked large-scale protests through the streets of t....... [more]

Lebanon tribunal opens Hariri assassination trial
January 16, 2014
The trial of four Hezbollah members accused of perpetrating a terrorist attack that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others in 2005 began Thursday before the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) .The trial is being held in absentia as the four accused men, Salim Jam....... [more]

Children suffer trauma from Syrian war: UN rights experts
November 29, 2013
A UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) issued a 60-page multimedia report on Friday that Syrian refugee children are suffering trauma from the Syrian Civil War, which has killed over 120,000 people. The report states that many Syrian refugee children in Jordan and Lebanon are growing up in broken famili....... [more]

Lebanon tribunal readies Hariri assassination case for trial
October 29, 2013
The pre-trial judge for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Monday transferred the case files for Ayyash et al. to the trial chamber, marking the start of the transition to the trial phase. Four Hezbollah militants were indicted in 2011 on charges including terrorism and intentional....... [more]

Lebanon tribunal indicts fifth suspect in Hariri assassination
October 10, 2013
The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Thursday indicted Hassan Merhi on charges including terrorism and intentional homicide in a 2005 truck bombing that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others. Merhi is charged with helping to create a video claiming false res....... [more]

The War on Terror
July 20, 2013
In the wake of 9/11, Bush declared a "War on Terror," sparking US anti-terrorism efforts in the Philippines, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001, the first military action in the War on Terror was launched against the Ta....... [more]

HRW: Lebanon police engaging in torture
June 26, 2013
Lebanese police forces are targeting and torturing drug users, sex workers and members of LGBT communities, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report, released on the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, included quotes from members of those....... [more]

UN rights council condemns foreign military involvement in Syria
June 15, 2013
The UN Human Rights Council on Friday passed a resolution the use of foreign fighters in the Syrian Civil War, responding to an influx of foreign militants on both sides of the conflict, including Lebanese Hezbollah militants supporting the Syrian government. The resolution did not call for a stopp....... [more]

Lebanon tribunal delays Hariri assassination trial
February 22, 2013
A pre-trial judge for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Thursday delayed the trial of four Hezbollah militants charged with the February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Counsel for the accused requested the delay in January citing pre-trial issues incl....... [more]

Lebanon judge issues arrest warrant for top Syria intelligence official
February 4, 2013
A Lebanese judge on Monday issued an arrest warrant for a top Syrian intelligence official and his aide for alleged involvement in a bombing plot in Lebanon. Brigadier General Ali Mamlouk is accused of being involved in plotting a series of bomb attacks with former Lebanese information minister Mic....... [more]




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